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A “Stroll thru Rockport” is planned for Saturday, March 27 as part of Aransas County’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Those who participate will learn all about Rockport’s colorful historical buildings, events, and people.

A “Stroll thru Rockport” is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27 as part of Aransas County’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The free historical walking tour is designed to combine physical activity with the opportunity to learn about Rockport’s colorful historical buildings, events and people. The Stroll is a little more than two miles.

The route begins at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) and Visitor Center, and includes stops such as the old Rockport School, the beautifully restored Leopold M. Bracht House, the R.H. Wood House, the History Center for Aransas County, the Railroad Depot, and the Rockport Little Theatre, which will have a Model T Showcase nearby. Other stops are the historic Estelle Stair building and the old St. Peter’s Church, among others.

Costumed docents will provide facts and anecdotes at various sites. Healthy snacks or water will be available at several locations.

The first five participants to complete the walk will receive a commemorative Sesquicentennial coin. Participants can also complete a scavenger hunt, which qualifies them to win fun prizes at the event’s completion.


Registration for the walk is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the RFCC (319 Broadway, across from Rockport Harbor). Maps and Scavenger Hunt information can be picked up at the RFCC.

Event co-sponsors are the Friends of the History Center, the RFCC, the Rockport Cultural Arts District, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County, the Rockport Little Theatre, and GO-TEXAN.

For information about the Stroll thru Rockport event, visit www.rockport-fulton.org or email tourism@1rockport.org.

For information about Aransas County Sesquicentennial events throughout the year, visit www.aransascounty150.org.

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